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Silent Sunday: Domes of the magnificent St Andrew’s Church in Kiev, Ukraine

The magnificent domes of the baroque Andriyvs’ka tserkva (St Andrew’s Church) in Kiev

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World at a Glance: Humayun’s Tomb

Like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s tomb is a property worthy of special protection. And like the Taj Mahal, it’s a grave. And just as Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his late, much-loved wife, this tomb was built by Humayun’s widow, Biga Begum, in memory of her late (and equally-loved, one must assume) [...]

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Silent Sunday: Enchanting Asdøljuvet Canyon

Enchanting Asdøljuvet Canyon, Lier in Eastern Norway

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Silent Sunday: Lighthouse at Summerside, PEI

Summerside lighthouse in Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada

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8 Instagrams from Arctic Sweden

A visit in Arctic Sweden will likely begin in Luleå, one the biggest cities in the region. Luleå isn’t uninteresting in itself, with more than 100 cafes and restaurants, a pretty cityscape and some unusual street art. But I’m here to have a closer look at the Laponia region (the Latin name for the Sami [...]

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Silent Sunday: Wall of honour in Tiraspol, the breakaway republic Transdniestr

Wall of honour in Tiraspol, featuring upstanding citizens of Transdniestr, chosen by the authorities in the breakaway republic

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Mysterious Newgrange

You’ve heard about Stonehenge, of course, but are you familiar with Newgrange? Just across the water, in Ireland, Newgrange is a temple even older than the mysterious stones at Salisbury Plain. 97 standing stones surround the megalithic tomb. You’ll be with a guide; can’t wander about on your own in here; small groups are let [...]

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